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The Resource The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle, edited by Pierre Larrivée, Richard P. Ingham

The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle, edited by Pierre Larrivée, Richard P. Ingham

Label
The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle
Title
The evolution of negation
Title remainder
beyond the Jespersen Cycle
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pierre Larrivée, Richard P. Ingham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do languages change? The proposal that the grammar of negation evolves according to cycles is looked at from the behaviour of negative items and constructions, mainly through the history of English and French. The studies show that the variation within a language at any given point of history is too great for cycles to be invoked as an autonomous mechanism of grammar change. Instead, variation may be understood by looking at the patterns of evolution of individual (families of) items
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P299.N4
LC item number
E96 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Larrivée, Pierre
  • Ingham, Richard P
Series statement
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs
Series volume
235
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Polarity (Linguistics)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Polarity (Linguistics)
  • Negation
  • Sprachwandel
Label
The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle, edited by Pierre Larrivée, Richard P. Ingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is there a Jespersen cycle?; Negative words and related expressions: A new perspective on some familiar puzzles; Negative words and negation in French; Secondary negation and information structure organisation in the history of English; Looking high and low for NegP in early English; Ne-drop and indefinites in Anglo-Norman and Middle English; Looking at Middle English through the mirror of Anglo-Norman; Ne-absence in declarative and yes/no interrogative contexts: Some patterns of change; The early absence of the French negative marker ne
  • Atoms of negation: An outside-in micro-parametric approach to negative concord"Atoms of negation: An outside-in micro-parametric approach to negative concord." Discussion; Negative polarity and the quantifier cycle: Comparative diachronic perspectives from European languages; Indefinite pronouns, synchrony and diachrony: Comments on Willis; Subject index; Language index
Control code
772845177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110238617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772845177
Label
The evolution of negation : beyond the Jespersen Cycle, edited by Pierre Larrivée, Richard P. Ingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is there a Jespersen cycle?; Negative words and related expressions: A new perspective on some familiar puzzles; Negative words and negation in French; Secondary negation and information structure organisation in the history of English; Looking high and low for NegP in early English; Ne-drop and indefinites in Anglo-Norman and Middle English; Looking at Middle English through the mirror of Anglo-Norman; Ne-absence in declarative and yes/no interrogative contexts: Some patterns of change; The early absence of the French negative marker ne
  • Atoms of negation: An outside-in micro-parametric approach to negative concord"Atoms of negation: An outside-in micro-parametric approach to negative concord." Discussion; Negative polarity and the quantifier cycle: Comparative diachronic perspectives from European languages; Indefinite pronouns, synchrony and diachrony: Comments on Willis; Subject index; Language index
Control code
772845177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110238617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772845177

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